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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 172816     Find in a Library
Title: New Directions From the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century- Corrections
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Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This document deals with promising practices and recommendations related to corrections.
Abstract: This is a reprint of Chapter 5 from New Directions From the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century. The chapter examines the adult and juvenile justice agencies responsible for incarceration, detention, supervision and surveillance of those accused or convicted of crime. The corrections system includes institutional corrections (the prison system) and facilities such as jails that temporarily confine those accused or convicted of crime. Community corrections includes probation and parole. The document discusses the role of victims in institutional and community corrections; a chronology of corrections' response to crime victims; and 15 recommendations from the field for corrections. The recommendations refer to a number of areas for action by corrections agencies, including establishing victim advisory committees, collecting and distributing restitution payments, and scope and design of victim-offender dialogue programs. Notes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Probation or parole services ; Policy ; Community-based corrections (adult) ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Victim services ; Corrections management ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Corrections ; Corrections decisionmaking
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Country: United States of America
Language: English
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